Rofi: A window switcher, application launcher and dmenu replacement
Rofi started as a clone of simpleswitcher, written by Sean Pringle - a popup window switcher roughly based on superswitcher. Simpleswitcher laid the foundations, and therefore Sean Pringle deserves most of the credit for this tool. Rofi (renamed, as it lost the simple property) has been extended with extra features, like an application launcher and ssh-launcher, and can act as a drop-in dmenu replacement, making it a very versatile tool.
Rofi, like dmenu, will provide the user with a textual list of options where one or more can be selected. This can either be running an application, selecting a window, or options provided by an external script.
Its main features are:
Rofi has several built-in modi implementing common use cases and can be extended by scripts (either called from Rofi or calling Rofi) or plugins.
Below is a list of the different modi:
Rofi is known to work on Linux and BSD.
For more up to date information, please see the manpages:
Please see the installation guide for instructions on how to install Rofi.
Rofi is not: